Domaine Faiveley: Great Burgundy wines in Nuits-Saint-Georges since 1825

Gevrey-Chambertin

"Les Marchais"

In 1847, by royal decree of Louis Philippe, the name ‘Chambertin’ is adjoined to the name of the village, officially becoming ‘Gevrey Chambertin’.

Characteristics

Total Surface Area: 330 ha
Exposition: East, South-East
Soil: Clay/Limestone
Grape Variety: 100 % Pinot Noir

Domaine Faiveley surface area: 1 ha 08 a 30 ca - [2.68 Acres]
Years the vines were planted: 1945, 1979
Average annual production: 7 100 bottles

The hand-picked harvest goes through a short prefermentary maceration before being vinified. For the duration of the 15-18 day vatting period, the wine is kept at low temperature.
It is then matured in oak barrels for 14 to 16 months, in nineteenth century vaulted cellars which provide ideal conditions for raising wines. The proportion of new oak, which is susceptible to variations according to the vintage, represents on average one third of the cuvée.The barrels come from high-quality barrel makers and have been rigorously selected for their fine grain and light toast.

Our Tasting Notes:

A beautiful deep black cherry colour. This wine has a very fruity, powerful and pure nose. The attack is round and powerful on the palate. Very ripe fruity notes come through beautifully in this wine. The tannins are supple and pleasant, well mixed with delicate woody tastes, giving this wine all its body and elegance.

Suggestions

Serve at: 14°C to 16°C
Serve with: Game in a Grand Veneur Sauce, Rib of Beef
Cellaring Potential: 7 to 10 years

The Gevrey-Chambertin "Les Marchais" 2008 is a very beautiful deep ruby colour. This wine is greedy and has rich tastes on the palate after a black fruit and spice nose. Full of finesse, it has strawberry, pineapple and lychee aromas and a long and pleasantly spicy finish.

Tasting Date : March 2009

The 2007 vintage gives us a Gevrey-Chambertin "Les Marchais" with a brilliant, clear, quite dark colour. Its powerful nose has woody notes, marked by vineshoot, almonds and cooked red fruits.  The attack is supple and silky and we find very ripe oven-cooked fruits again on the palate.  This is a balanced wine, a fine representative of the vintage and already nice to taste.

Tasting Date : April 2009

This Gevrey-Chambertin "Les Marchais" 2006 opens with a discreet nose and a supple attack. It is dominated by a complex mix of aromas of coffee, mint, liquorice, wood and red fruits.   The powerful tannic finish will smooth out in time.  It's a very fruity and pure wine. 

Tasting Date : June 2008

 
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